Will you be my Galentine?
This one's for the ladies!
So what in the heck is Galantine's Day?
So glad you asked, let us tell you.
Galantine's Day is a day to celebrate the friendships of women. It was created by Leslie Knope in the Parks and Recreation episode "Galantine's Day". In the season two episode 16 of the show Leslie wanted to create a day where she could celebrate her female friends. Why? Because she felt that women were often left out of traditional holidays like Valentine's Day. Galantine's Day is now celebrated all over the world on February 13th. And while that date may be one of the worst for a one-night stand, it could be the BEST to celebrate with your besties. So, single and ready to mingle... with your gal pals?! While 101 ways to celebrate could make choosing what to do that much more difficult. How about 51 ways, found on Cozy Meals that include these fun categories:
Wondering what other funness could be created, here is a link to the extended list! And just in case you were wondering, yup... GTC can help with that!
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For many people their home is one of their biggest investments. Creating a home maintenance schedule/checklist is an easy way to protect that investment and stay on top of a house's upkeep. Inspecting the home exterior, heating and cooling, security, are all components of these checks, among other things. Doing so has many benefits including:
GTC has leaned in on its trusted vendors to create a comprehensive quarterly home maintenance checklist that is provided to every client who goes through the GTC Discovery Consultation. This checklist is also adhered to by our Dedicated Concierge providing home and lifestyle management services. And while our resource is valuable, we've decided to share a few free key tips just for our readers as we start gearing up for the spring and second quarter of the year:
Q1 Maintenance Key Tips:
If you want to protect your investment, and could use an extra hand with life and your to-do list, well that's why GTC exists. We can help with that! Fill out the contact form today and find out how GTC can help you stress less and LIVE more!
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Claim your fame for the BIG Game!
Not another lame game day party?! Claim YOUR party game fame with an epic rivalry shindig featuring themed food & drink, and let's not forget a little friendly competition. Be the host to throw THEE party people are talking about. The party that has people ogling about it for weeks after the game is over. But you're going to need an epic theme, and we have it for you. It's a lot to digest, just like the chili Dan brought last year. Then, from invitations to decor, set up to break down. You guessed it... GTC can help with all of that too! How cool would it be for you to become the hostess with the mostess where all you have to do is show up.
Here are some fun game day themes we’ve comprised. Feel free to call them your own or use them as creative motivation!
Puppy Bowl - Friendly four-legged football fiends focused!
Souper Bowl Dip-a-Thon - Bring a soup or bring a dip for bragging rights on the best. Make it an actual competition with voting or just bring the smack talk.
Commercial Bingo - Who doesn't love the big game commercials, right?! If you're watching may as well get the chance to take home your own trophy by being the winner. We love the free bingo cards from Grid Iron Games (and they have other fun game cards too!).
Football & Frocks - What's that you're wearing? This ain't your grandma’s moo moo, this is your Game Day Best Dress! Men and women alike wear their best, weirdest, most extravagant, funniest, flattering, ect. gown, dress, or moo moo!
End Zone Wing Challenge - All wings all day long! Can you guess where we are going with this one? You guessed it! Dry rub, wet, extra crispy or boneless, everyone brings their best wings for sharing. Add a voting component to level up, maybe start a new tradition with a ridiculous trophy that gets passed from winner to winner each year. Or, maybe the loser feeds the winner grapes during half time? You get the idea, and.... Added bonus, less work and clean up for you!
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Valentine's day is a day where we get to express love and appreciation to the people that matter in our lives. It is a time when we have the opportunity to show that love in creative and different ways. Below we have listed some of the different ways you can express your love on Valentine's day. And the awesome part is, if you don't have the time to pull it off - GTC does. It is what we do, and we LOVE love! So we've scoured the internet to find some of the most unique gift ideas to express your love in different ways:
1. Never ahead, ever behind, yet flying swiftly past; for a child, I last forever; for an adult, I'm gone too fast. What am I?
Okay so that's a riddle but do you know the answer? Spoiler Alert! It's TIME!!!! Give that special someone the gift of TIME with a GTC gift card (I mean, you knew we were going to throw that in here, right?!) But seriously friends, when mom/wife/s.o. says that just want a clean house, is that really what they want? Or do they want to not to have to spend the TIME themselves to do it?
No, we're not talking Noah and animals (though it could be animals). We are talking about Acts of Random Kindness. Sometimes the best way to feel love is to give love, and what better way to do that than through acts of random kindness. Drawing a blank? Try this article for some inspirational ideas.
3. Is their love language gifts?
Here are some unique gift ideas to really express your love:
3a. Custom finger print jewelry
3b. Personalized sentimental cuff links
3c. Monthly custom gift subscription
4. Give a gift that gives back!
5. Got an animal lover in your life?
How about adopting a humpback whale (or other endangered species?)
6. Mystery picnic
How about an exotic location, or rather a local location dolled up to feel exotic? So many ways to make this special with a picnic side personal chef preparing all their favorites, table service, live instrumentals, Easter eggs (passer bys and decor that speak to special memories in your life together). Oh, and btw - GTC can arrange for all of this and make this Valentines the one to top!
7. Name a star after them
Yup, this is still a thing. I mean have you looked up lately, the sky is full of them! And yet you can still proclaim your one in a gabagillion (yes that's word we made up) love by selecting one for that special someone.
8. Couples boudoir photo shoot
This concept has swept the nation in the past few years and the results are romantic and breath taking. Talk about an intimate gift that lasts a lifetime!
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It happens to us all. Even being the busy productive, amazing individuals we are, most of us are guilty of forgetting to send a card on special occasions. It is easy to forget with our hectic schedules and commitments. The good news is that you can take a proactive approach!
There are many ways that you can be proactive and make sure that you don’t forget about these special occasions, and more importantly the loved ones behind them. If you’re like most people, you probably have a list of birthdays and anniversaries that you have to remember every year. You might even take the time to make a list of everyone in your family and friends, but after that it’s easy for that list to get lost or forgotten. One of the most popular ways is to create a tickler file for occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. This will remind you when the date approaches and allow you plenty of time to get a card in the mail. This is also one of the GTC Teams favorite ways to make sure you are proactively set up for success. We find that creating a physical tickler file system makes things SUPER simple. Take a day or a few days in the beginning of January to purchase cards in bulk, write a special message in them, address and stamp the envelope and then file them into the month they need to go out. This way at the beginning of each month all that needs to be done is to reach into the file, pull out the already addressed stamped envelope(s), and put them in the mail - and the best part... you don't even have to do THAT because yup, GTC can take it to the mailbox for you too.
Or, you can use a reminder app and take care of things throughout the year. (P.S. - GTC can help there too... we can set up the app for your on your phone, and enter all the information.) Feeling motivated for this year to be the year? Well we have confidence in you!. Here are some of the top rated handy apps we've found or you can let GTC be the app for that.... and so much more. Simply hand your special occasion list over and let the GTC Team take it from there. Let this year be the year you shine and ensure your loved ones know how much you really care.
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